Working for People with Sight Loss

Policy & Submissions


The Advocacy Team regularly make submissions to various public consultations, lobbying for the needs of those who are blind or vision impaired.

Some of the recent consultations we’ve responded to include:

If you would like any further information, please email


NCBI Reports

Oireachtas Briefing

Oireachtas Briefing 2019 outlines our key asks for each relevant government department.

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Oireachtas 2019 PDF


Minimum Essential Standard of Living

Research carried out by NCBI and the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice in 2016 found the Minimum Essential Standard of Living (MESL) for a single adult with vision impairment costs more on a weekly basis. These findings still influence our policy recommendations to ensure income adequacy for people who are blind or vision impaired.

MESL – Executive Summary